Release: REFBC Building Change report released

People live in places. The places that we build – small towns, communities, cities, suburbs – all have impacts on our environment and... Read More

Visual Thoughts #62

Last VT image: Alice Lake – Squamish, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is also... Read More

Book Review: The Sea Ranch – Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place, and Community on the Northern California Coast

Edited by Donlyn Lyndon & Jim Alinder, (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) One hundred miles north of San Francisco, the Sonoma... Read More

EVENT: Brasilia: Life After Design (Film), May 8th

Join the Museum of Vancouver for the Canadian premiere of Bart Simpson’s sublime urban documentary film, BRASILIA: Life After... Read More

WWW: Combating injustice with innovation and participation

Building floating cities in French Polynesia as an answer to climate change A Silicon Valley tech firm is developing self-contained... Read More

Book Review—Palazzos of Power: Central Stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company, 1900-1930

Author: Joseph E. Elliott and Aaron V. Wunsch (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) “If it isn’t Electric, it isn’t Modern” proclaimed... Read More

Queen Elizabeth Park: Vancouver’s Axis Mundi

There is wide agreement among scholars of comparative mythology that the ‘axis mundi’ is the most ancient and culturally... Read More

Event: Vancouver Design Week(end) 2017, May 12-14

Vancouver Design Week(end) will run from May 12–14 throughout Vancouver. Vancouver Design Week(end) (VDW) is the city’s official... Read More

WWW: Cities of the developing world: forgotten spaces, hidden gems, and big ideas

The edges of a mega-city This photo essay documents the fringes of Mexico City, showing the forgotten spaces of urban perimeters... Read More

The Beginning of the Vancouver Special Revolution

It’s important to keep pre-existing buildings until they have outlived their usefulness. This makes sense economically... Read More